Will Ryan

Will Ryan made his Olympic debut at the Rio 2016 Games, where he claimed silver alongside Mathew Belcher in the men’s 470 class. Going into the medal race they had been guaranteed at least a bronze but were up against Croatia and Greece for first and second on the podium. The Aussies, trailing Croatia by 13 points and Greece by two before the double-points final race, needed to be seven boats clear of Croatia to win an unlikely gold, or one boat ahead of Greece for the silver. Croatia finished eighth to claim gold, Australia ninth for silver and Greece 10th for bronze.

Ryan was the training partner for Belcher and Malcolm Page in the lead up to the London 2012 Olympics, where they won gold.

He grew up at Lake Macquarie and has been sailing alongside sister and fellow Rio Team member Jaime since he was a child.

Although a latecomer to sail boat racing, Ryan first went out on the waters of Sydney Harbour at only a few days old on-board his Grandfathers yacht, which he later lived on while working to fund his Olympic aspirations. Ryan was the youngest competitor in the 2006 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

Olympic Results

2016 Rio

470 - Men
Race 01 8 pts; 8th 8 8
Race 02 9 pts; 2nd 1 1
Race 03 12 pts; 2nd 3 3
Race 04 15 pts; 2nd 3 3
Race 05 17 pts; 2nd 2 2
Race 06 25 pts; 2nd 8 8
Race 07 35 pts; 2nd (10) 10
Race 08 42 pts; 2nd 7 7
Race 09 43 pts; 2nd 1 1
Race 10 50 pts; 2nd 7 7
Medal Race TP: 68 pts; NP: 58 pts; 2nd 18 9
Final Placing 2 / 26